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Farmers Prevented From Planting Crops on More Than 19 Million Acres

Dan Drought, Economy, Environment, Industry News Release, Water, Weather

Agricultural producers reported they were not able to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres in 2019, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This marks the most prevented plant acres reported since USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) began releasing the report in 2007 and 17.49 million acres more than reported at this time …

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Dry Weather, Dry Forecast Worry Wiregrass Corn Producers

Dan Alabama, Corn, Drought, Industry News Release, Peanuts, Soybeans, Weather

Expectations for higher-than-normal May temperatures have Wiregrass corn producers on edge as the spring growing season shapes up to be a dry one. Brandon Dillard, an Alabama Extension regional agent of agronomic crops, said farmers in the area were ahead of the planting schedule earlier in the season. “This was one of the best looking dryland corn crops I’ve seen …

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Weekly Drought Monitor Update

Dan Drought, Industry News Release, Weather

The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday shows a continuation and expansion of prolonged drought in the Midwest and Southwest United States. Drought conditions now extend from Washington State down the coast and along the U.S.-Mexico border to Louisiana and Mississippi, and north across Missouri to Colorado. The weekly measure notes that livestock production has been seriously impaired by the …

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Agri View: Unfavorable Weather Outlook

Dan Agri View, Drought, Weather

Everett Griner talks about the unfavorable weather outlook. Everett talks about another drought forecast in today’s Agri View. Unfavorable Weather Outlook I told you just a few days ago that long range forecasters were forecasting droughts, floods, and hot weather ahead for this summer. Today I received a feature story about a drought already showing signs in the southwest. I …

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Agri View: Long Range Weather Outlook

Dan Agri View, Drought, Weather

Everett Griner talks about the long-range weather forecast not good for parts of the United States in today’s Agri View. Long Range Weather Outlook You know one of the most difficult things for anybody to do is accurately forecast the weather. But here is what long-range forecasters are telling us about the rest of 2018. More droughts. More floods. And, …

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Drought Monitor has Concerns Shifting South

Dan Drought, Industry News Release

Last year, drought worries centered around the northern Plains and grazing conditions in the Dakotas and across Montana. Those areas remain dry, but the intensity has weakened, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor. Moving into 2018, drought intensity and area is spreading, extending over the Southwest, southern Plains and Great Plains, according to the American Farm Bureau Market Intel …